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- Psalm 25:14-15 Wednesday, 17 October, 2018“The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.”
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The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least. Unknown Author
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The Guna, known as Kuna prior to an orthographic reform in 2010, and historically as Cuna, are an indigenous people of Panama and Colombia. In the Kuna language, they call themselves Dule or Tule, meaning "people," and the name of the language in Kuna is Dulegaya, literally "people-mouth." Most Gunas live on small islands off the coast of the comarca of Kuna Yala known as the San Blas Islands. Each community has its own political organization, led by a saila, who is traditionally both the political and religious leader of the community; he memorizes songs which relate the sacred history of the people and transmits them to the people. Traditionally, Guna families are matrilinear, with the groom moving to become part of the bride's family and taking the last name of the bride as well.
- Warning - Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia Thursday, 11 October, 2018Because of the recent earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia on September 28, travelers to the province of Central Sulawesi may experience serious health and safety risks, and medical care may not be available. CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
The Human Brain
Brain development is stimulated by reading aloud and talking to young children.
- Les retours massifs de Congolais depuis l’Angola pourraient générer une crise humanitaire Wednesday, 17 October, 2018Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo Selon les estimations des responsables congolais, 200,000 ressortissants seraient arrivés dans la seule province du Kasaï. Par ailleurs, beaucoup d’autres sont arrivés dans la province voisine.Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Babar Baloch – à qui toute citation […]
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Jupiter in Ultraviolet from Hubble.
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble; Processing & License: Judy Schmidt. Jupiter looks a bit different in the ultraviolet light. The colours of Jupiter go beyond the normal human visual range to include both ultraviolet and infrared light. Featured from 2017, Jupiter appears different partly because the amount of sunlight reflected back is distinct, giving differing cloud heights and latitudes discrepant brightnesses. In the near UV, Jupiter's poles appear relatively dark, as does its Great Red Spot and a smaller (optically) white oval to the right. The String of Pearl storms farther to the right, however, is brightest in near ultraviolet, and so here appear pink. Jupiter's largest moon Ganymede appears on the upper left.
- New NASA Podcast Shares ‘Invisible’ Stories of Spaceflight Tuesday, 16 October, 2018Today, NASA released a new, limited-edition podcast called The Invisible Network, the first NASA podcast to embrace narrative storytelling. All six episodes can be downloaded and binged on NASA’s website, SoundCloud and Apple Podcasts.
- Scientists to Debate Landing Site for Next Mars Rover Monday, 15 October, 2018Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts gather this week to present, discuss and deliberate the future landing site for NASA's next Red Planet.
The Bush Viper
- We’re in a global water crisis. It’s time to turn to nature Tuesday, 16 October, 2018Freshwater supply is ranked third out of the top 10 global risks for humanity.Sophie Bertazzo
National Flag of Mozambique
The flag of Mozambique was adopted on May 1, 1983. It includes the image of an AK-47 with a bayonet attached to the barrel. It is one of three national flags among UN member states that features a firearm, along with those of Guatemala and Haiti. Green stands for the riches of the land, the white fimbriations signify peace, black represents the African continent, yellow symbolises the country's minerals, and red represents the struggle for independence. The rifle stands for defence and vigilance, the open book symbolises the importance of education, the hoe represents the country's agriculture, and the star symbolises Marxism and internationalism.
- Bulgaria - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Wednesday, 17 October, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Bulgaria. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Bulgaria: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the […]
- Comoros Wednesday, 17 October, 2018Latest update: Summary - there has been civil unrest, including gunfire and reports of explosions, on the island of Anjouan, Comoros; a curfew is in place on the island of Anjouan from 8pm to 6am; it's unclear whether Anjouan Airport is operating; you should check with your airline before travelling; you should limit your movements […]GOV.UK
Work of Art
The Elgin Marbles are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures made under the supervision of Phidias and his assistants in c. 447 to 438 BC; originally part of the temple of the Parthenon. From 1801 to 1812, agents of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin removed about half of the surviving sculptures and transported them to Britain. The half not removed is now displayed in the Acropolis Museum. In Britain, the acquisition of the collection was not supported by some, and the Earl's actions was likened to vandalism. Following a public debate in Parliament and its subsequent exoneration of Elgin, he sold the Marbles to the British government in 1816. They were then passed to the British Museum, where they are now on display in the purpose-built Duveen Gallery.
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Pray for Christians in Malaysia
INQUIRY INTO PASTOR RAYMOND KOH'S DISAPPEARANCE AGAIN POSTPONED. Click on the image to read more.